Hyogo inspector resigns after admitting to illicit filming of women

Takashi Koike was arrested for using a camera hidden in pen to film up the skirt of a woman on a train in Hyogo Prefecture
Takashi Koike was arrested for using a camera hidden in pen to film up the skirt of a woman on a train in Hyogo Prefecture

HYOGO (TR) – An assistant inspector with the Hyogo Prefectural Police on Friday resigned from his post admitting to taking illicit images of a women on trains, reports TV Asahi (Oct. 20).

Takashi Koike, 43, resigned from his post after in response to receiving a 10-percent salary cut over a six-month period as punishment for his arrest on October 20.

That morning, Koike used a camera inserted in a pen to film up the skirt of a woman, a 33-year-old company employee, inside a car of the Sanyo Electric Railway as it traveled between Takasago and Akashi stations.

“Beginning in May or June, I took tosatsu images with a camera hidden in a pen or a smartphone on more than 60 occasions,” said Koike in using the term for voyeur photography.

Police found the pen inside the pocket of a bag in the possession of Koike at the time of his apprehension. He was arrested for violating a public nuisance ordinance.

Earlier that month, railway staff members received complaints from passengers about “a man behaving suspiciously.”

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